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Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin dies at 27

Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin dies at 27

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Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin dies at 27

He played Chekov in the newest movies.

Trekkies around the world are reeling at the news that one of the franchises most beloved newer members has passed away, just a month before Star Trek Beyond hits theatres.

Anton Yelchin, 27, died in a freak car accident at his LA home in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Within hours of the news breaking, tributes began pouring in for the young Russian-American actor, including a hand-written tribute posted to social media by Star Trek director J.J. Abrams, who wrote: "You were brilliant. You were kind. You were funny as hell, and supremely talented. And you weren't here nearly long enough."

 
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